The Finest Cognac !
This region encompasses a large part of the Charente region and almost the entire Charente-Maritime plus some enclaves in the Dordogne and Deux-Sèvres.
Cognac is an Eaux de vie, produced in a limited area around the Cognac region.
This region encompasses a large part of the Charente region and almost the entire Charente-Maritime plus some enclaves in the Dordogne and Deux-Sèvres. The Eaux de vie must comply with certain standards and specific production laws in order to obtain the name "cognac".
The controlled appellation area of the Cognac was established by a decree of May 1, 1909, based on soil properties ans were defined by the geologist Henri Coquand in 1860.
Since 1938 Cognac is divided into different "wines":
-Cognac Grande Champagne, first vintage cognac, the finest Eaux de vie.
-Cognac Petite Champagne: an Eaux de vie with great finesse.
-Cognac Borderies: faster maturation as the Grande and Petite Champagne.
-Fine bois: the main production area of the Cognac terroir; a fruity eaux-de-vie.
-Bons Bois: based on the taste of the terroir.
-Bois ordinaires: rapid maturation by oceanic influences.
The geographical demarcation of these different wines made on the basis of the soils (soils, climate ...) and is limited by law.